We may be consumed with reading yesterday’s 193-page healthcare decision and all the corresponding analysis, but we also found time for some Bloomer Girls-related reading. Check it out:
- The Big Lead has a piece on hurdler Lolo Jones’s appearance on Jay Leno. Jones placed third in the U.S. hurdling qualifiers. So why didn’t first place Dawn Harper, the fastest female hurdler in America, go on Jay Leno? Well, “Jones is pretty and if she isn’t at the top of her sport, she’s close enough to the top that people care about her. Thus when she finishes third in a race and goes on Leno, people are going to get excited when Louis CK suggest she and Tim Tebow make a sex tape.” Great. Warning: the comments, ironically but maybe not surprisingly, focus on her good looks rather than the point of the article, but they have a Move-to-Canada-Tweet quality to them, where you know that some are tongue-in-cheek and some are not, but you’re not sure which are and you hope, for the sake of humanity, that more are the former.
- Via Title IX Blog, the Marquette Sports Law Review has published a Title IX symposium issue. Happily, the contributors are a mix of men and women, unlike many law review volumes or even discussions of issues primarily affecting women.
- Who not to root for at the Olympics this year: via Yahoo!, runner Justin Gatlin suggests that Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh, who tied for third in a qualifying race, should, instead of a coin toss or a run-off as proposed, have a Jello or mud wrestling contest.
- Via Towleroad, two cool steps forward in fighting homophobia in sports: German soccer players kiss an anti-homophobia ad, and Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe records three pro-marriage equality ads in preparation for Minnesota’s November elections and discusses how locker room culture makes coming out incredibly difficult.
- Last week, Grantland published a piece on female characters in WWE wrestling. We do not have enough knowledge of wrestling to form useful analysis or even understand most of the references in the piece, but it’s an interesting subject that we’re happy to learn more about.